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Agents Do Charity - tales of sponsorship

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week.

If you have a charitable event or donations you think the rest of the industry should know about, please email us on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk, or get in touch via our social platforms, and we’ll do the rest.

Dacre, Son & Hartley: Regional estate agent Dacre, Son & Hartley has relocated into new city centre premises on Micklegate in York and has marked the opening by sponsoring City of York Athletics Club’s junior teams.


As part of the sponsorship, the company is providing the club’s championship winning junior teams with distinctive warm up shirts for the 2023 UK Youth Development League campaign.

Dacre, Son & Hartley opened in York last summer and its new double fronted showroom, which is in a prime position within the city walls, offers highly visible display facilities, as well as valuable support for the firm’s other 19 offices across North and West Yorkshire.

Led by experienced estate agent Nick Udovicic, the Micklegate office specialises in selling all types of homes across a wide area, spanning York city centre, the North York Moors, out to the Yorkshire coast and all the city’s surrounding towns and villages including the likes of Malton, Pickering and Helmsley.

Nick said: “York has been very welcoming to us since we opened last year and we’ve enjoyed plenty of early successes. We’re already building a reputation for marketing every type of property across the city and beyond, which has been key to Dacre, Son & Hartley’s longevity in Yorkshire.
“Expanding into Micklegate will enable us to continue growing in York and gives us a superb base in a busy and central location on one of the city’s most attractive and best-known streets.

“We’re also very excited to be supporting the local community through this latest sponsorship agreement. We’ve been very impressed by everyone at City of York Athletics Club which is undoubtedly one of York’s most successful grassroots sports teams and we’re looking forward to building a lasting relationship with them.”

Nick visited the club’s state of the art facilities at the University of York on a busy training night and was welcomed by a group of highly talented young athletes, who attend schools across York and North Yorkshire.

The club’s chair and team manager, Craig Pounder said: “We pride ourselves on offering sporting opportunities for both beginners and elite athletes and giving young people the opportunity to learn, develop and compete in a full range of athletics events. 

“Sponsorship from successful local businesses is a key part of this and welcoming a longstanding Yorkshire business in Dacre, Son & Hartley is a coup for us. The new warm up kits look fantastic and will hopefully add to the confidence of our athletes.
“Both teams have won their opening matches comfortably and I’m sure the new shirts have given them a boost.”


Agents Giving: Industry charity Agents Giving has announced the return of its rescheduled adrenaline pumping Dragon Boat Race on the new date of 10 September 2023 at Fairlop Waters in Chigwell, Essex.
For those not already entered, you can submit your team now for an enjoyable day of fundraising on the water in aid of mental health charity Mind and for The Trussell Trust local food banks.
David Newnes, chairman of Agents Giving, said: “We are excited to return to the water this year, this is such a fun and memorable charity event, one that you won’t want to miss”.
Each team can have up to 17 crew on the boat, including “a drummer”, no fitness capabilities required, you must be able to hold a paddle and sit upright in a boat.
 It is the ultimate water sports activity for ages 12+, where you will race in three/four heats, each being around 250m, with the winners going through to the final challenge race.
Anyone who has already signed up will have their entries transferred, boats must be pre booked, secure your boat space today before the boats sell out: https://agentsgiving.org/event/dragon-boat-race/

Thomas H Wood: North Cardiff estate agent Thomas H Wood has renewed its sponsorship deal with local football club Cardiff Corinthians A.F.C. into its 2023 season.

Known as Cardiff Corries, the Radyr-based club is currently top of the Premier Division of the South Wales Alliance Football League ahead of local rivals Canton Liberal FC and

Llanrumney United FC. Thomas H Wood will sponsor the team’s new home kit as well as fund a banner at the Corries’ ground in Riverside for the coming year.
The established sales and letting agent has offices in Radyr as well as Whitchurch, and has supported the football club for the past two years with a pledge to continue the sponsorship deal until at least 2025. 

The Corries have won 18 of their last 22 League games, and also reached the quarter finals of the FAW Amateur Trophy before being beaten by Llandrindod Wells FC.

Cardiff Corries secretary Dave Elliott, said: “Our aim is promotion in the league and we are in a really strong position. We always respect our opposition and never assume we will win, but we are playing very well.

“We are extremely grateful to Thomas H Wood and all of our sponsors whose support makes all the difference. 

“Obviously the cost of electricity, food and general running costs is going up and we rely on our sponsors to survive. 

“However, we don’t just want to survive, we want to prosper, and this goes for all parties in our club. We have developed a ‘One Club’ ethos where the main team, the juniors and the vets are all united and we are all working together to develop the Corries team. Our juniors currently has a bronze award and we are looking to develop the squad and encourage more girls to play and hopeful progress to a silver Award next year.

“Thank you again to our sponsors and our volunteers, and good luck to our players in their promotion bid."

Paul Wood, Thomas H Wood director, said: “We are Cardiff born and bred. Our father established the company in 1970 and we are committed to championing local groups and clubs within our community. We’ve been proud sponsors of the Corries for a couple of years now and have been cheering them on from the sidelines. We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership into the 2023/24 season and hopefully seeing the team maintain their impressive performance.”

Agents Together: Industry mentoring and charity brand Agents Together is hosting a webinar  on the topic of anxiety to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

The awareness-raising week runs from Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May and this year's theme is anxiety. 

Industry executives including Sarah Edmundson, Sam Offley, Rob Brady and Amy Shields will discuss what anxiety looks and feels like, causes and symptoms and techniques for overcoming it.

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